Every day, every factory in the world must determine what, when, and where they will
manufacture goods. These decisions come together in a long-term production plan and a
short-term production schedule.
Despite the sheer complexity of modern factory operations, including changeover rules,
capacity constraints, operational dependencies, and objective tradeoffs, production plans
and schedules remain static, created manually and updated sporadically throughout the
week. With daily and even hourly or per minute changes happening with customer
requests, supply chain disruptions, unforeseen factory events, and operations starting
and stopping, these static plans and schedules with outdated information lock in
suboptimal decisions which add up to billions in unrealized value annually.